Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Super Kitchen Chilli Pan Mee, SS2 review

I never used to be a fan of Pan Mee. I never understood the appeal of a soggy, not-thin-nor-thick noodle with ikan bilis and minced pork or chicken. Until two years ago when my sister introduced me to Jojo Pan Mee in SS2 and to its Lat Jiu Pan Mee and century egg dumpling.

Only recently I stumbled upon a new Chilli Pan Mee hunt, also in SS2. Well, new to me as this place has been in business for a long time now. Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee is located in Chow Yang along the same row as the Original Kayu Nasi Kandar, SS2. Parking is easy to come by compared to the main SS2 area.

If their namesake was any indication, their Chilli Pan Mee is their most popular dish. Every table had at least one of this and lunch time usually sees a steady working crowd from 1230pm to 2pm. Dinner time too, although not as crowded as Jojo, often sees mixed groups of teens and adults wanting their Pan Mee fix.

Their Chilly Pan Mee comes with chewy noodles, a lovely egg with a perfect wet yolk just waiting to be burst and mixed with minced pork, crispy ikan bilis and a definite plus point for this version of Pan Mee, crispy fried shallots. Soup with potato leaves comes as a side and is usefully for mixing in the chilli if you refer it a little wet.

And the best part about this is that you add in as much or as little chilli flakes as you like into your dish. A container of chilli is located on all the tables for you to help yourself too so just go crazy piling on the flakes. If your tongue and stomach can handle it, that is.

Usually I would start with a half a spoon to gauge the spiciness and add on as I go along. The shallots gives it a nice twist of an added crunchiness and the soup and watery egg allows the mixed flavours and textures of the different toppings to coat the noodles wonderfully.

Two thumbs up from someone who didn't liked Pan Mee. 

Super Kitchen Pan Mee
Address: No. 42, Jalan SS2/10,
               Taman Bahagia,
               47000, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +6 03 7877 2281
Website:  http://www.chillipanmee.com/

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